Hood Preparation Technician
Restaurant Technologies Inc. is looking to hire a Hood Preparation Technician. This role is expected to clean kitchen hood, flue, and exhaust fan systems in preparation for the installation of Restaurant Technologies AutoMist system. Additionally, this role will occasionally support customer hood, flue, and fan inspections, as well as other various AutoMist installation activities. This is a full-time position with excellent job growth/advancement opportunities available, along with paid health insurance benefits, paid time off, paid holidays, and competitive wage increases.
Primary Job Responsibilities:
Ensuring customer kitchen hoods, flues, and fans are completely cleaned and free of buildup including vertical and horizontal flues.
The set-up and take-down of equipment including hanging plastic sheeting, mixing chemicals, setting up ladders, wet/dry vacuums, pre-sprayers, garden hoses, and high-pressure hoses.
Pre-scraping greasy buildup from affected areas of kitchen exhaust systems.
Pressure washing the interior of kitchen exhaust systems (fans, ducts, and hoods).
Final clean-up in kitchens by wiping down the hoods, mopping up the floors, etc.
Assist AutoMist Installation Technician with basic mechanical duties related to the preparation of installing our AutoMist system.
Using an iPhone to complete virtual reports with photos.
Independent completion of work projects with limited supervision.
Weeknights, starting around 8 pm with some flexibility depending on business need.
Reporting and documenting mechanical deficiencies of customer and/or company equipment.
Maintain the cleanliness of company tools, equipment, and vehicles each night.
Compliance with internal processes and procedures as well as all local and federally regulated requirements including DOT, OSHA, and HACCP.
Be willing to drive a full-size company van or truck.
Must be 21 years of age with a valid driver's license.
Must meet Restaurant Technologies' Fleet Safety requirements and maintain a clean driving record.
Respond promptly to all calls from management.
Be able to pass a pre-employment drug screening, physical and criminal background check.
Be dependable; able to show up on time, read and follow instructions.
Be physically fit; able to climb ladders, able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. at times.
Have excellent attention to detail and be able to work quickly and efficiently.
Be able to work flexible hours, nights, early mornings, and some weekends.
Be able to work safely in both hot, cold, and/or inclement weather.
Be able to complete work projects from start to finish with limited supervision.
Be fluent in English; able to communicate well with customers and other team members bilingual is a plus.
Be able to learn new procedures quickly to assist with the exhaust cleaning process.
Previous experience cleaning kitchen hoods and exhaust systems is strongly preferred for this position.
Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Hood Cleaner certification strongly preferred.
Previous mechanical, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, pressure washing, janitorial cleaning is also preferred.
At Restaurant Technologies, we celebrate diversity, believe in equity, and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees; we're proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law."
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Culture & Benefits
Our employees are the foundation of our success and we take care of them! Our include professional development, competitive health care coverage, incentives and a healthy work and life balance. We've cultivated an award-winning workplace for driven team members who enjoy a fast pace and rapid growth balanced by a flexible and supportive environment. We've earned recognition as a "Best Place to Work," by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal along with The Minnesota Work Life Champions Award while consistently earning a spot on Minnesota's Fastest Growing Companies list. In addition, we've earned numerous awards from our customer base who consider Restaurant Technologies a valued strategic partner.
Who We Are
Restaurant Technologies is the leading provider of highly innovative and value-enhancing bulk cooking oil management services to the food service industry. Our solution is environmentally sound, highly efficient and creates a safer, more productive work environment for restaurant personnel. With over 35,000 existing customers we are an established, profitable mid-sized company poised for double-digit growth in the coming year. We are headquartered in suburban Minneapolis, Minnesota with a growing number of sites strategically located across the U.S. serving over 41 metropolitan markets.
RTI, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. In addition to federal law requirements, RTI complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfers, leaves of absence, compensation and training.